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Lancaster keeps faith with England squad

Updated: Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014 19:27 | Comments

England were beaten by two points in Paris last weekend
England were beaten by two points in Paris last weekend

England have named an unchanged matchday squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster has kept faith with the 23 that slipped to an agonising late defeat to France on the opening day of the Championship.

Lancaster will announce his starting XV for the Calcutta Cup showdown on Thursday morning, but it will almost certainly be the same line-up that was edged 26-24 in Paris.

"We were disappointed by the result against France, but very proud of many aspects of the performance," Lancaster said.

"We want to give the same 23 the opportunity to build on that against Scotland."

The only injury concerns that arose from the Stade de France were wing Jonny May's fractured nose and the cheekbone damage sustained by lock Courtney Lawes.

Lawes was cleared on Sunday when it was revealed he had suffered only bruising and May was cleared to play in Edinburgh on Monday evening.

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